Liverpool v Everton: Premier League match preview
A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Anfield
Tuesday 28 January 2014
For the second time this season, Liverpool and Everton will square off in a highly anticipated derby match. The last time these two teams met they equally shared six goals, with Daniel Sturridge rescuing Liverpool in the 89th minute to secure his team one point. With the top three Premier League teams slowly pulling away, the battle for fourth place has become even more intense, with Everton, Tottenham and Liverpool only separated by one point.
The Reds started the season strongly but dropped off the pace slightly in December, losing to both Chelsea and Man City which has left them eight points behind leaders Arsenal. Manager Brendan Rogers still believes his side to be title contenders and a win at home to Everton tonight will no doubt keep them in the hunt for the League title. Everton were this week blessed with the knowledge that defender Leighton Baines will remain with the club for the foreseeable future, after he signed a new four year deal with the club. They haven’t beaten Liverpool since 2010, so manager Roberto Martinez will want secure victory in his first Everton match at Anfield. With so much at stake, tonight’s derby has all the potential to be another Premier League classic.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 8.00pm
Everton 3 (Mirallas, Lukaku (2)) Liverpool 3 (Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge), Premier League, November 2013
Liverpool 0 Everton 0, Premier League, May 2013
Everton 2 (Osman, Naismith) Liverpool 2 (Baines o.g), Suarez), Premier League, October 2012
Liverpool 2 (Suarez, Carroll) Everton 1 (Jelavic), FA Cup, April 2012
There have been more red cards in the Merseyside derby than in any other fixture in Barclays Premier League history (20).
Daniel Sturridge has scored in 11 of his 14 Premier League appearances this season. He hasn’t scored more than once in any match.
Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in four Barclays Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
Liverpool have won seven and lost just one of their last 14 Premier League Merseyside derbies.
Liverpool to win: 1.8
Everton to win: 4.3
TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 8.00pm, highlights on BBC 1 at 10.35pm on Wednesday
Latest in Sport
Mayweather-Pacquiao: Ricky Hatton, Mike Tyson, Ronda Rousey and more make their predictions
Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
Kyle Walker video: Tottenham defender categorically denies 'disgusting' rumours on Facebook
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Arsenal transfer targets: The summer signings that would please Thierry Henry, including Sami Khedira and Edinson Cavani
- 1 The scientist who takes 100 drugs a day so he can live to 150
- 2 The Visit: Trailer for M Night Shyamalan's latest horror film is terrifying
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds